On June 3rd, 22 teams of observers in South America and South Africa tried to learn something about distant 2014 MU69, which New Horizons will visit in early 2019. The post Observers Track New Horizons Next Target appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

On June 3rd, 22 teams of observers in South America and South Africa tried to learn something about distant 2014 MU69, which New Horizons will visit in early 2019. The post Observers Track New Horizons Next Target appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target | NASA | May 26, 2017: On New Year’s Day 2019, more than 4 billion miles from home, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will race past a small Kuiper Belt object known as 2014 MU69—making this rocky remnant of planetary formation the farthest object ever encountered by any spacecraft.

New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target | NASA | May 26, 2017: On New Year’s Day 2019, more than 4 billion miles from home, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will race past a small Kuiper Belt object known as 2014 MU69—making this rocky remnant of planetary formation the farthest object ever encountered by any spacecraft.

The team behind NASA's New Horizons mission is about to get some good looks at the Pluto probe's next flyby target, if everything goes according to plan. New Horizons is speeding toward a Jan. 1, 2019, close encounter with a small object called 2014 MU69, which lies about 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond the orbit of Pluto.

The team behind NASA's New Horizons mission is about to get some good looks at the Pluto probe's next flyby target, if everything goes according to plan. New Horizons is speeding toward a Jan. 1, 2019, close encounter with a small object called 2014 MU69, which lies about 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond the orbit of Pluto.

2014 MU69 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2014 MU69 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

New Horizons' Next Target: 2014 MU69

New Horizons' Next Target: 2014 MU69

New Horizons target, 2014 MU69 (green circles), as it travels across a dense field of stars in the background.

New Horizons target, 2014 MU69 (green circles), as it travels across a dense field of stars in the background.

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Pluto-like object in the distan... - NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker

Beyond Pluto: 2nd Target Chosen for New Horizons Probe

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Pluto-like object in the distan... - NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Alex Parker

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid

Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid Halfway There! New Horizons Reaches Midpoint of Journey to Distant Asteroid NASA’s New Horizons probe has reached the halfway point on its journey from Pluto to the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69. Since New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto in July 2015, it has traveled 486.19 million miles – half the distance to 2014 MU69 – as of 8:00 p.m. EST on April 2.

About the 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto, the next target for New Horizons.

About the 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto, the next target for New Horizons.

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